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The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)

    The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)


      Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford - her assigned name, Offred, means 'of Fred'. She has only one function: to breed. If Offred refuses to enter into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world, she will be hanged. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate hope and desire. As she recalls her pre-revolution life in flashbacks, Offred must navigate through the terrifying landscape of torture and persecution in the present day, and between two men upon which her future hangs.

      Condition Excellent. Excellent apart from a few creases on binding
      Author Atwood, Margaret Eleanor,
      Publisher Vintage Books
      Publication Date July 5, 2007
      Pages 325
      Book Type Paperback
      Themes Fiction, Misogyny, Dystopian future